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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323273/histone-octamer-rearranges-to-adapt-to-dna-unwrapping
#1
Silvija Bilokapic, Mike Strauss, Mario Halic
Nucleosomes, the basic units of chromatin, package and regulate expression of eukaryotic genomes. Although the structure of the intact nucleosome is well characterized, little is known about structures of partially unwrapped, transient intermediates. In this study, we present nine cryo-EM structures of distinct conformations of nucleosome and subnucleosome particles. These structures show that initial DNA breathing induces conformational changes in the histone octamer, particularly in histone H3, that propagate through the nucleosome and prevent symmetrical DNA opening...
January 2018: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321672/phenotypic-interpretation-of-complex-chromosomal-rearrangements-informed-by-nucleotide-level-resolution-and-structural-organization-of-chromatin
#2
Cinthya J Zepeda-Mendoza, Alexandra Bardon, Tammy Kammin, David J Harris, Helen Cox, Claire Redin, Zehra Ordulu, Michael E Talkowski, Cynthia C Morton
Molecular characterization of balanced chromosomal abnormalities constitutes a powerful tool in understanding the pathogenic mechanisms of complex genetic disorders. Here we report a male with severe global developmental delay in the presence of a complex karyotype and normal microarray and exome studies. The subject, referred to as DGAP294, has two de novo apparently balanced translocations involving chromosomes 1 and 14, and chromosomes 4 and 10, disrupting several different transcripts of adhesion G protein-coupled receptor L2 (ADGRL2) and protocadherin 15 (PCDH15)...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321480/domain-swapping-and-smyd1-interactions-with-the-pwwp-domain-of-human-hepatoma-derived-growth-factor
#3
Li-Ying Chen, Yen-Chieh Huang, Shih-Tsung Huang, Yin-Cheng Hsieh, Hong-Hsiang Guan, Nai-Chi Chen, Phimonphan Chuankhayan, Masato Yoshimura, Ming-Hong Tai, Chun-Jung Chen
The human hepatoma-derived growth factor (HDGF), containing the chromatin-associated N-terminal PWWP domain capable of binding the SMYD1 promoter, participates in various cellular processes and is involved in human cancers. We report the first crystal structures of the human HDGF PWWP domain (residues 1-100) in a complex with SMYD1 of 10 bp at 2.84 Å resolution and its apo form at 3.3 Å, respectively. The structure of the apo PWWP domain comprises mainly four β-strands and two α-helices. The PWWP domain undergoes domain swapping to dramatically transform its secondary structures, altering the overall conformation from monomeric globular folding into an extended dimeric structure upon DNA binding...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297245/super-resolution-binding-activated-localization-microscopy-through-reversible-change-of-dna-conformation
#4
Aleksander Szczurek, Udo Birk, Hans Knecht, Jurek Dobrucki, Sabine Mai, Christoph Cremer
Methods of super-resolving light microscopy (SRM) have found an exponentially growing range of applications in cell biology, including nuclear structure analyses. Recent developments have proven that Single Molecule Localization Microscopy (SMLM), a type of SRM, is particularly useful for enhanced spatial analysis of the cell nucleus due to its highest resolving capability combined with very specific fluorescent labeling. In this commentary we offer a brief review of the latest methodological development in the field of SMLM of chromatin designated DNA Structure Fluctuation Assisted Binding Activated Localization Microscopy (abbreviated as fBALM) as well as its potential future applications in biology and medicine...
January 3, 2018: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273625/the-nuclear-matrix-protein-hnrnpu-maintains-3d-genome-architecture-globally-in-mouse-hepatocytes
#5
Hui Fan, Pin Lv, Xiangru Huo, Jicheng Wu, Qianfeng Wang, Lu Cheng, Yun Liu, Qiqun Tang, Ling Zhang, Feng Zhang, Xiaoqi Zheng, Hao Wu, Bo Wen
The eukaryotic chromosomes are folded into higher-order conformation to coordinate genome functions. Besides long-range chromatin loops, recent chromosome conformation capture (3C)-based studies indicated the higher level of chromatin structures including compartments and topologically associating domains (TADs), which may serve as units of genome organization and functions. However, the molecular machinery underlying these hierarchically three-dimensional (3D) chromatin architectures remains poorly understood...
December 22, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244056/cscoretool-fast-hi-c-compartment-analysis-at-high-resolution
#6
Xiaobin Zheng, Yixian Zheng
Summary: The genome-wide chromosome conformation capture (Hi-C) has revealed that the eukaryotic genome can be partitioned into A and B compartments that have distinctive chromatin and transcription features. Current Principle Component Analyses (PCA)-based method for the A/B compartment prediction based on Hi-C data requires substantial CPU time and memory. We report the development of a method, CscoreTool, that enables fast and memory-efficient determination of A/B compartments at high resolution even in datasets with low sequencing depth...
December 13, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228692/epigenetic-landscape-change-analysis-during-human-emt-sheds-light-on-a-key-emt-mediator-trim29
#7
Sung Kyung Choi, Kurinji Pandiyan, Jung Woo Eun, Xiaojing Yang, Seong Hwi Hong, Suk Woo Nam, Peter A Jones, Gangning Liang, Jueng Soo You
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a key trans-differentiation process, which plays a critical role in physiology and pathology. Although gene expression changes in EMT have been scrutinized, study of epigenome is in its infancy. To understand epigenetic changes during TWIST-driven EMT, we used the AcceSssIble assay to study DNA methylation and chromatin accessibility in human mammary epithelial cells (HMECs). The DNA methylation changes were found to have functional significance in EMT - i.e. methylated genes were enriched for E-box motifs that can be recognized by TWIST, at the promoters suggesting a potential targeting phenomenon, whereas the demethylated regions were enriched for pro-metastatic genes, supporting the role of EMT in metastasis...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220653/a-poly-adp-ribose-trigger-releases-the-auto-inhibition-of-a-chromatin-remodeling-oncogene
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Hari R Singh, Aurelio P Nardozza, Ingvar R Möller, Gunnar Knobloch, Hans A V Kistemaker, Markus Hassler, Nadine Harrer, Charlotte Blessing, Sebastian Eustermann, Christiane Kotthoff, Sébastien Huet, Felix Mueller-Planitz, Dmitri V Filippov, Gyula Timinszky, Kasper D Rand, Andreas G Ladurner
DNA damage triggers chromatin remodeling by mechanisms that are poorly understood. The oncogene and chromatin remodeler ALC1/CHD1L massively decompacts chromatin in vivo yet is inactive prior to DNA-damage-mediated PARP1 induction. We show that the interaction of the ALC1 macrodomain with the ATPase module mediates auto-inhibition. PARP1 activation suppresses this inhibitory interaction. Crucially, release from auto-inhibition requires a poly-ADP-ribose (PAR) binding macrodomain. We identify tri-ADP-ribose as a potent PAR-mimic and synthetic allosteric effector that abrogates ATPase-macrodomain interactions, promotes an ungated conformation, and activates the remodeler's ATPase...
December 7, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220652/mechanistic-insights-into-autoinhibition-of-the-oncogenic-chromatin-remodeler-alc1
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Laura C Lehmann, Graeme Hewitt, Shintaro Aibara, Alexander Leitner, Emil Marklund, Sarah L Maslen, Varun Maturi, Yang Chen, David van der Spoel, J Mark Skehel, Aristidis Moustakas, Simon J Boulton, Sebastian Deindl
Human ALC1 is an oncogene-encoded chromatin-remodeling enzyme required for DNA repair that possesses a poly(ADP-ribose) (PAR)-binding macro domain. Its engagement with PARylated PARP1 activates ALC1 at sites of DNA damage, but the underlying mechanism remains unclear. Here, we establish a dual role for the macro domain in autoinhibition of ALC1 ATPase activity and coupling to nucleosome mobilization. In the absence of DNA damage, an inactive conformation of the ATPase is maintained by juxtaposition of the macro domain against predominantly the C-terminal ATPase lobe through conserved electrostatic interactions...
December 7, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217590/a-mechanism-of-cohesin-dependent-loop-extrusion-organizes-zygotic-genome-architecture
#10
Johanna Gassler, Hugo B Brandão, Maxim Imakaev, Ilya M Flyamer, Sabrina Ladstätter, Wendy A Bickmore, Jan-Michael Peters, Leonid A Mirny, Kikuë Tachibana
Fertilization triggers assembly of higher-order chromatin structure from a condensed maternal and a naïve paternal genome to generate a totipotent embryo. Chromatin loops and domains have been detected in mouse zygotes by single-nucleus Hi-C (snHi-C), but not bulk Hi-C. It is therefore unclear when and how embryonic chromatin conformations are assembled. Here, we investigated whether a mechanism of cohesin-dependent loop extrusion generates higher-order chromatin structures within the one-cell embryo. Using snHi-C of mouse knockout embryos, we demonstrate that the zygotic genome folds into loops and domains that critically depend on Scc1-cohesin and that are regulated in size and linear density by Wapl...
December 7, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211711/kat2a-coupled-with-the-%C3%AE-kgdh-complex-acts-as-a-histone-h3-succinyltransferase
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Yugang Wang, Yusong R Guo, Ke Liu, Zheng Yin, Rui Liu, Yan Xia, Lin Tan, Peiying Yang, Jong-Ho Lee, Xin-Jian Li, David Hawke, Yanhua Zheng, Xu Qian, Jianxin Lyu, Jie He, Dongming Xing, Yizhi Jane Tao, Zhimin Lu
Histone modifications, such as the frequently occurring lysine succinylation, are central to the regulation of chromatin-based processes. However, the mechanism and functional consequences of histone succinylation are unknown. Here we show that the α-ketoglutarate dehydrogenase (α-KGDH) complex is localized in the nucleus in human cell lines and binds to lysine acetyltransferase 2A (KAT2A, also known as GCN5) in the promoter regions of genes. We show that succinyl-coenzyme A (succinyl-CoA) binds to KAT2A...
December 14, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196799/3c-pcr-a-novel-proximity-ligation-based-approach-to-phase-chromosomal-rearrangement-breakpoints-with-distal-allelic-variants
#12
Samantha L P Schilit, Cynthia C Morton
Recent advances in molecular cytogenetics highlight the importance of noncoding structural variation in human disease. Genomic rearrangements can disrupt chromatin architecture, leading to long-range alterations in gene expression. With increasing ability to assess distal gene dysregulation comes new challenges in clinical interpretation of rearrangements. While haplotyping methods to determine compound heterozygosity in a single gene with two pathogenic variants are established, such methods are insufficient for phasing larger distances between a pathogenic variant and a genomic rearrangement breakpoint...
December 1, 2017: Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196559/remarkable-evolutionary-plasticity-of-centromeric-chromatin
#13
Steven Henikoff, Jitendra Thakur, Sivakanthan Kasinathan, Paul B Talbert
Centromeres were familiar to cell biologists in the late 19th century, but for most eukaryotes the basis for centromere specification has remained enigmatic. Much attention has been focused on the cenH3 (CENP-A) histone variant, which forms the foundation of the centromere. To investigate the DNA sequence requirements for centromere specification, we applied a variety of epigenomic approaches, which have revealed surprising diversity in centromeric chromatin properties. Whereas each point centromere of budding yeast is occupied by a single precisely positioned tetrameric nucleosome with one cenH3 molecule, the "regional" centromeres of fission yeast contain unphased presumably octameric nucleosomes with two cenH3s...
December 1, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190286/nucleolar-sub-compartments-in-motion-during-rrna-synthesis-inhibition-contraction-of-nucleolar-condensed-chromatin-and-gathering-of-fibrillar-centers-are-concomitant
#14
Pavel Tchelidze, Aassif Benassarou, Hervé Kaplan, Marie-Françoise O'Donohue, Laurent Lucas, Christine Terryn, Levan Rusishvili, Giorgi Mosidze, Nathalie Lalun, Dominique Ploton
The nucleolus produces the large polycistronic transcript (47S precursor) containing the 18S, 5.8S and 28S rRNA sequences and hosts most of the nuclear steps of pre-rRNA processing. Among numerous components it contains condensed chromatin and active rRNA genes which adopt a more accessible conformation. For this reason, it is a paradigm of chromosome territory organization. Active rRNA genes are clustered within several fibrillar centers (FCs), in which they are maintained in an open configuration by Upstream Binding Factor (UBF) molecules...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186505/robust-detection-of-chromosomal-interactions-from-small-numbers-of-cells-using-low-input-capture-c
#15
A Marieke Oudelaar, James O J Davies, Damien J Downes, Douglas R Higgs, Jim R Hughes
Chromosome conformation capture (3C) techniques are crucial to understanding tissue-specific regulation of gene expression, but current methods generally require large numbers of cells. This hampers the investigation of chromatin architecture in rare cell populations. We present a new low-input Capture-C approach that can generate high-quality 3C interaction profiles from 10 000-20 000 cells, depending on the resolution used for analysis. We also present a PCR-free, sequencing-free 3C technique based on NanoString technology called C-String...
November 23, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177737/immunoprecipitation-of-rna-dna-hybrids-from-budding-yeast
#16
Aziz El Hage, David Tollervey
During transcription, the nascent transcript behind an elongating RNA polymerase (RNAP) can invade the DNA duplex and hybridize with the complementary DNA template strand, generating a three-stranded "R-loop" structure, composed of an RNA:DNA duplex and an unpaired non-template DNA strand. R-loops can be strongly associated with actively transcribed loci by all RNAPs including the mitochondrial RNA polymerase (mtRNAP). In this chapter, we describe two protocols for the detection of RNA:DNA hybrids in living budding yeast cells, one that uses conventional chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP-qPCR) and one that uses DNA:RNA immunoprecipitation (DRIP-qPCR)...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177663/chromatin-immunoprecipitation-chip-of-heat-shock-protein-90-hsp90
#17
Aneliya Yoveva, Ritwick Sawarkar
Chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by sequencing (ChIP-seq) is a widely used technique for genome-wide mapping of protein-DNA interactions and epigenetic marks in vivo. Recent studies have suggested an important role of heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) at chromatin. This molecular chaperone assists other proteins to acquire their mature and functional conformation and helps in the assembly of many complexes. In this chapter, we provide specific details on how to perform Hsp90 ChIP-seq from Drosophila Schneider (S2) cells...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177001/a-cautionary-note-on-the-use-of-chromosome-conformation-capture-in-plants
#18
Suraj Jamge, Maike Stam, Gerco C Angenent, Richard G H Immink
Background: The chromosome conformation capture (3C) technique is a method to study chromatin interactions at specific genomic loci. Initially established for yeast the 3C technique has been adapted to plants in recent years in order to study chromatin interactions and their role in transcriptional gene regulation. As the plant scientific community continues to implement this technology, a discussion on critical controls, validations steps and interpretation of 3C data is essential to fully benefit from 3C in plants...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161028/exploring-the-active-centre-of-lsd1-corest-complex-by-molecular-dynamics-simulation-utilizing-its-co-crystallized-cofactor-tetrahydrofolate-as-a-probe
#19
Waleed A A Zalloum, Hiba M Zalloum
Epigenetic targeting of cancer is a recent era to manipulate the gene without destroying the genetic material. Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is one of the enzymes associated with the chromatin for post-translational modifications, where it demethylates lysine amino acid in the chromatin H3 tail. Many studies showed that inhibiting LSD1 could potentially be used to treat cancer epigenetically. LSD1 is associated with its corepressor protein CoREST, and uses tetrahydrofolate as a cofactor to accept CH2 from the demethylation process...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157917/the-mediator-complex-in-genomic-and-non-genomic-signaling-in-cancer
#20
Hannah Weber, Michael J Garabedian
Mediator is a conserved, multi-subunit macromolecular machine divided structurally into head, middle, and tail modules, along with a transiently associating kinase module. Mediator functions as an integrator of transcriptional regulatory activity by interacting with DNA-bound transcription factors and with RNA polymerase II (Pol II) to both activate and repress gene expression. Mediator has been shown to affect multiple steps in transcription, including chromatin looping between enhancers and promoters, pre-initiation complex formation, transcriptional elongation, and mRNA splicing...
November 17, 2017: Steroids
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